So I've continued to Art.
A few things have not turned out as I hoped, but I learned something from them anyway.
Some things have turned out so tremendously well that I honestly can't believe that I painted that.
Take my new header above. This was my first venture into using palette knives!
I have to confess that I was scared to try this. I don't know why, it's not like the Art Police are going to come to my house and claim my first born if I paint something that is crappy right?
It's not like the canvas I am painting on has cost me thousands of dollars and is stretched on the frame using the unblemished skin of a billion butterfly wings...it's just canvas from Michaels, bought with a 40% off coupon. Hardly breaking the bank right?
Is is the fear of failing? Of not being good enough?
Now that I type that I realize that's probably more the reason I get scared than anything else. It's failing that scares me.
I haven't failed that many times in my life and I'm not used to it. But maybe the reason I haven't failed very often is that I haven't pushed myself to try things that I can fail at.
It's easy to never fail if you never try!
So I'll keep going and trying, painting some things that I love and learning from the things I totally mess up!
In the meantime I am having the time of my life painting. I wish that I had found this years and years ago. But then again maybe it was my time to find Art.
Or maybe Art found me...